12 Days to Better Golf

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Day 1: Putting Basics + Making Solid Contact

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Day 1: Putting Basics + Making Solid Contact
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OVERVIEW

If you’re like most golfers, the quickest way to improve your game is to get back to basics. In this 12-video series, that means setting the first building block for the short game and the full swing. In this video, teacher Brian Schorsten shares some putting tips and keys to making solid strikes with the wedges.

SWING THOUGHTS

On short putts, make an even-paced stroke back and through—no changes in speed
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Use a short, firm swing to get a clean strike on wedge shots
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With wedges, picture the club as a match and the ground as a matchbox: Strike the match for a crisp hit
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Engage your lower body on wedge shots: Imagine pushing the club back with your front leg and kicking your back leg forward as you swing through
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DRILLS

Smooth Stroke

  • Place a full water bottle a few feet in front of you, representing the hole.
  • Grip as you normally do with your top hand, but use just your index finger and thumb to grip with your bottom hand.
  • Roll some short putts. This modified grip will help you make a smoother stroke.
Day 2: Drill: Ball-Striking + Drill: Short Putts
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  • How to take perfect divots
  • How to hit putts on line

12 Days to Better Golf

Lesson
1/12
Day 1: Putting Basics + Making Solid Contact
2/12
Day 2: Ball-Striking + Short Putts
3/12
Day 3: Keys For Chipping + The Swing Sequence
4/12
Day 4: Weight Shift + Steady Chips
5/12
Day 5: Driving For Distance + Precision Pitching
6/12
Day 6: Impact Checks + Swing Motion
7/12
Day 7: Finesse Wedges + Iron-Play Basics
8/12
Day 8: Solid Strikes + Wedge Play
9/12
Day 9: Fairway Woods + Distance Putting
10/12
Day 10: Putting Feel + Impact Test
11/12
Day 11: Pitching Accuracy + The Driver Draw
12/12
Day 12: Power Driving + Wedge Control
12 Days to Better GolfINDEX
Day 1: Putting Basics + Making Solid Contact
1/12
Day 1: Putting Basics + Making Solid Contact
  • Make your short putts
  • Get more solid strikes
Day 2: Drill: Ball-Striking + Drill: Short Putts
2/12
Day 2: Ball-Striking + Short Putts
  • How to take perfect divots
  • How to hit putts on line
Day 3: Keys for Chipping + The Swing Sequence
3/12
Day 3: Keys For Chipping + The Swing Sequence
  • Make chipping simple
  • Learn to use your body
Day 4: Drill: Weight Shift + Drill: Steady Chips
4/12
Day 4: Weight Shift + Steady Chips
  • How to shift your weight
  • How to nip those chips
Day 5: Driving for Distance + Precision Pitching
5/12
Day 5: Driving For Distance + Precision Pitching
  • Add distance off the tee
  • Upgrade your pitching
Day 6: Drill: Impact Checks + Drill: Swing Motion
6/12
Day 6: Impact Checks + Swing Motion
  • How to control your pitches
  • How to boost swing speed
Day 7: Finesse Wedges + Iron-Play Basics
7/12
Day 7: Finesse Wedges + Iron-Play Basics
  • Sync up your wedges
  • Stretch for distance
Day 8: Solid Strikes + Wedge Play
8/12
Day 8: Solid Strikes + Wedge Play
  • How to groove pure impact
  • How to master the no-hit wedge
Day 9: Fairway Woods + Distance Putting
9/12
Day 9: Fairway Woods + Distance Putting
  • Crush your fairway woods
  • Eliminate three-putts
Day 10: Drill: Putting Feel + Drill: Impact Test
10/12
Day 10: Putting Feel + Impact Test
  • How to become a feel putter
  • How to flush it off the fairway
Day 11: Pitching Accuracy + The Driver Draw
11/12
Day 11: Pitching Accuracy + The Driver Draw
  • Pitch like the pros
  • Learn to hit a power draw
Day 12: Drill: Power Driving + Drill: Wedge Control
12/12
Day 12: Power Driving + Wedge Control
  • How to turn it right to left
  • How to pitch any distance